Two government officials: at least 57 killed in avalanches in Pakistan

14 Jan

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS)

At least 57 people have been killed and others are reported missing after avalanches in Pakistan’s part of Kashmir in the past 24 hours, two senior government officials said on Tuesday.

Two officials said that many villagers were stranded amid the avalanches in the Neelum Valley area after heavy rains also caused landslides.

One official said that there were many reports of missing persons, that they were feared killed and that rescue efforts were still underway.

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